In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sittingseated formalya estaban sentados a la mesa — they were already (sitting) at the table
- quédate / estáte aquí sentadito y sin moverte — now sit here and don't move
- pueden permanecer sentados — you may remain seated
- llevamos más de una hora aquí sentados — we've been sitting here for over an hour
- dar por sentado
- estás dando demasiado por sentado — you're taking too much for granted
- doy por sentado que me ayudarás — I'm assuming that you'll help me
- dejar algo sentado
- con su obra dejó sentados los principios de la nueva teoría — with his work he firmly established / laid down the principles of the new theory
- quiero dejar bien sentado que … — I would like to make it clear that …
- esperar(se) sentado
- si crees que lo voy a tener listo para el lunes, espérate sentado — if you think I'm going to have it ready by Monday, you'll have a long wait / you've got another think coming
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